Affiliated Programs

Study Abroad Program Locations

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TLU Affiliated Programs

TLU has study abroad programs that come in many shapes and sizes. Each type of program offers students a unique experience on a global level. You may might find that you are more comfortable with one type than with another. Take a look at the types of programs available to help you decide which you prefer. 

TLU has partnered with several universities and organizations to provide study abroad programs in over 100 locations throughout the world, for any major at TLU. Year-long, semester, and summer study is available in addition to internship and civic engagement opportunities.

Affiliated programs are unique because each affiliated program has a resident staff at each site, tuition and program fees are similar to those of TLU (in some cases less), your fees are paid through TLU, and most TLU scholarships and all federal funding apply toward the semester affiliated programs.

Many of TLU’s affiliated programs offer summer study abroad opportunities. These programs vary in length from 3 weeks to 8-9 weeks. Some are language intensive, others focus more on culture; some incorporate study of (and travel to) more than one country; and many provide internship opportunities.

API—Academic Programs International

API offers comprehensive study abroad programs year-round in 17 countries across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. They offer a wide variety of courses in almost every major discipline and in various languages of instruction. While courses are available in English in many locations, if foreign language acquisition is the primary goal, API offers high quality language and culture programs for all levels of language learners. Through our new division called Cultural Embrace by API, participants may also pursue intern, teach, volunteer, or work abroad opportunities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Oceania.

CCA—Central College Abroad

CCA offers semester, year-long and summer options in eight programs worldwide. All CCA programs have on-site resident directors and include excursions and cultural activities. Students enroll at prestigious universities and participate in internships or service-learning for academic credit. Language immersion programs in Spain, France, and Austria are open to all language levels and provide course flexibility for language and non-language majors. English-based programs in Wales, England, and the Netherlands provide coursework in a wide variety of disciplines. The Yucatan program provides both Spanish language and English coursework, and an English-based summer program is also available in Ghana.

CGEE—Center for Global Education & Experience

Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education & Experience has programs in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa. The Central America program visits three countries (Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua) and the Southern Africa program visits both Namibia and South Africa. Programs focus on peace, justice, community engagement, migration/immigration, international development/policy, health, and women's issues. CGEE's programs are experiential, so key learning takes place via direct contact with local people, rural and urban homestays, community visits, and excursions.

CIEE—Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE has been sending students abroad since 1947. Today they offer more than 150 programs in 41 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students can choose to spend a semester, year, or summer abroad studying subjects ranging from architecture, business, language study, and everything in between.

Harlaxton College—University of Evansville

The Harlaxton College experience, through the University of Evansville in Indiana and their British campus, hosts students from various parts of the U.S. to study in a lovely 19th century manor house on 117 acres of gardens, parks and woodlands. The campus is near Grantham, England and just two hours from London by train. Local and visiting professors teach a variety of courses, including group excursions and independent travel.

Many TLU faculty and staff have experience Harlaxton College firsthand, including TLU President Dr. Stuart Dorsey, International Education Director Charla Bailey and Biology Professor Dr. Robert Jonas, who spent a semester there as a visiting professor. While students are immersed in British culture, they are still challenged academically. Harlaxton College is a perfect location for TLU students who are interested in studying outside of the U.S. and may not be comfortable with the language barrier of other programs or less experienced travelers.

In addition to rigorous academics, Harlaxton College allows students to travel to nearby historic sites that make British (and American) history come alive. This popular study abroad program has been described as one of the most impactful in the lives of those who have experienced it.
View  Harlaxton College and TLU Course Equivalencies for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

IES Abroad—Institute for the International Education of Students

One of the nation's oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers, IES Abroad is a Chicago-based, not-for-profit academic consortium with nearly 100 high-quality academic study abroad programs and internship opportunities in 34 cities.  They are dedicated to fostering cultural immersion and intercultural development.  Since their founding in 1950, nearly 80,000 students have participated in their international study abroad programs. IES Abroad operates programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

IFSA-Butler--Institute for Foreign Study Abroad-Butler University

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) provides quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services. IFSA-Butler prepares students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and their offices around the world provide on-site support to help students make the most of their study abroad experiences. IFSA-Butler has programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Sharjah UAE and Wales.

Japan Exchange

TLU has an exchange relationship with  Kansai Gaidai University--a private, nonprofit university in Hirakata, Japan. Foreign students participate in the Asian Studies Program which is designed to help students gain firsthand knowledge of Japan and East Asia.  Courses taught in English include business, economics, history, religion.  Introductory courses in Japanese language and culture are offered as well.

Contact Us 

Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098

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